Literature

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Courses in the Literature category develop students’ abilities to read for comprehension, detail, and nuance; identify specific literary qualities of language as employed in texts they read; analyze the ways specific literary devices contribute to the meaning of a text; identify and evaluate the contribution of the social, political, historical, and cultural contexts in which a literary text is produced; and evaluate a critical argument in others’ and one’s own context. 

Learning Outcomes:

Courses in the Literature category must meet a minimum of three learning outcomes. How well the outcomes are met is much more important than the number of outcomes covered by the course. Upon completing the Literature category, students will be able to: 

  1. Read for comprehension, detail, and nuance.
  2. Identify the specific literary qualities of language as employed in the texts they read.
  3. Analyze the ways specific literary devices contribute to the meaning of a text.
  4. Identify and evaluate the contribution of the social, political, historical, and cultural contexts in which a literary text is produced.
  5. Evaluate a critical argument in others’ writing as well as one’s own.

Required: One approved course

Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the catalog.


Course Approval Process

To submit a course for the Literature category, please complete the proposal worksheet provided below. Submit one complete form, the course syllabus, and any applicable assignments to CIM when complete. 

Review the course submissions guide for a more detailed overview.